Over the years I’ve received a handful of anonymous notes and letters while working at various organizations. Scribbled on pages torn from legal pads or neatly typed and sealed in envelopes, the notes often lacked specifics and were furtively slipped under the door of the HR Department –
“Some coworkers who work in my department are doing things that go against company policy.
I thought you should know. Signed, A Concerned Employee.”
It’s often a challenge to determine how seriously one should treat an anonymous complaint. Is there enough information to launch an...